Top Package Delivery and Shipping Stocks From Around the World
Driven by rising demand from B2B and B2C shipping, the global courier, express, and parcel market was estimated to be worth roughly $407.7 billion USD in 2021, and expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.3% from 2022 to 2031, hitting $749 billion USD by 2031. With e-commerce shopping continuing to grow in popularity, it is likely that this trend may only accelerate further. Luckily for investors, most major package delivery and parcel shipping companies around the world are investible as they happen to be publicly-traded stocks on the New York Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange, Toronto Stock Exchange, and beyond. In no particular order, here’s ten top courier delivery stocks to consider further:
United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS)
United Parcel Service, Inc. provides letter and package delivery, transportation, logistics, and related services. It operates through two segments, U.S. Domestic Package and International Package. The U.S. Domestic Package segment offers time-definite delivery of letters, documents, small packages, and palletized freight through air and ground services in the United States. The International Package segment provides guaranteed day and time-definite international shipping services in Europe, the Asia Pacific, Canada and Latin America, the Indian sub-continent, the Middle East, and Africa. This segment offers guaranteed time-definite express options. UPS also provides international air and ocean freight forwarding, customs brokerage, distribution and post-sales, and mail and consulting services in approximately 200 countries and territories. In addition, it offers truckload brokerage services; supply chain solutions to the healthcare and life sciences industry; shipping, visibility, and billing technologies; and financial and insurance services. UPS operates a fleet of approximately 121,000 package cars, vans, tractors, and motorcycles; and owns 59,000 containers that are used to transport cargo in its aircraft. United Parcel Service, Inc. was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX)
FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services in the United States and internationally. The company’s FedEx Express segment offers express transportation, small-package ground delivery, and freight transportation services; time-critical transportation services; and cross-border enablement, technology, and e-commerce transportation solutions. Its FedEx Ground segment provides day-certain delivery services to businesses and residences. The company’s FedEx Freight segment offers less-than-truckload freight transportation services. As of May 31, 2022, this segment had approximately 30,000 vehicles and 400 service centers. Its FedEx Services segment provides sales, marketing, information technology, communications, customer service, technical support, billing and collection, and back-office support services. The company’s Corporate, Other and Eliminations segment offers integrated supply chain management solutions, specialty transportation, customs brokerage, and global ocean and air freight forwarding services; and document and business services, as well as retail access to its customers for its package transportation businesses. FedEx Corporation was founded in 1971 and is based in Memphis, Tennessee.
Deutsche Post AG (FRA: DPW) (OTC: DPSGY) (OTC: DPSTF)
Deutsche Post AG operates as a mail and logistics company in Germany, rest of Europe, the Americas, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates through five segments: Express; Global Forwarding, Freight; Supply Chain; eCommerce Solutions; and Post & Parcel Germany. The Express segment offers time-definite courier and express services to business and private customers. The Global Forwarding, Freight segment provides air, ocean, and overland freight forwarding services; and offers multimodal and sector-specific solutions. This segment’s business model is based on brokering transport services between customers and freight carriers. The Supply Chain segment delivers customized supply chain solutions to its customers based on modular components, including warehousing and transport services; and value-added services, such as e-fulfilment and returns management, lead logistics partner, real estate solutions, service logistics, and packaging solutions for various industrial sectors. The eCommerce Solutions segment provides parcel delivery and cross-border non-time definite international services. The Post & Parcel Germany segment transports and delivers mail communication, parcels, physical and hybrid letters, and special products for the delivery of goods; and offers additional services, such as registered mail, cash on delivery, and insured items. This segment also provides digital products, including stamps with data matrix codes and various postal services. Deutsche Post AG was founded in 1490 and is headquartered in Bonn, Germany.
Japan Post Holdings Co., Ltd. (TYO: 6178) (OTC: JPPHY)
Japan Post Holdings Co., Ltd. provides postal, banking, and insurance services in Japan. The company engages in the postal, banking counter, and insurance counter operations; sale of documentary stamps, petroleum, and catalog products; operations consigned by local government entities; and provision of other bank, and life and non-life insurance agency services. It also provides domestic distribution and delivery; and merchandise sale services, as well as international air cargo transport and agency services. In addition, the company offers Yu-Pack, Yu-Mail, and other parcel delivery; deposits, lending, securities investment, remittances, mortgages, and credit cards; freight forwarding and other logistics; and asset management services. Further, it provides truck cargo transportation, automobile and machinery maintenance, vehicle maintenance and management, post office advertisements posting, automobile liability insurance agency, and express services. Additionally, it offers contracting, hotel management, management, investment, account overdraft guarantee, temporary staffing, office cleaning, telemarketing, and digital-related services. The company also engages in the planning, development, and sale of direct mail; and commissioning of design, development, maintenance, and operation of information systems. In addition, it owns, leases, and manages real estate; develops residential and commercial land; consults, plans and develops business systems and basic technologies; operates 3 Teishin hospitals and 2 hotels; and holds and rents buildings, condominiums, and stores. Japan Post Holdings Co., Ltd. was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO)
ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. provides express delivery and other value-added logistics services in the People’s Republic of China. The company offers delivery services for e-commerce and traditional merchants, and other express service users. As of December 31, 2021, it operated a fleet of approximately 10,900 trucks. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China.
TFI International Inc. (TSX: TFII.TO)
TFI International Inc. provides transportation and logistics services in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company operates through Package and Courier, Less-Than-Truckload (LTL), Truckload (TL), and Logistics segments. The Package and Courier segment engages in the pickup, transport, and delivery of items. The LTL segment is involved in the pickup, consolidation, transportation, and delivery of smaller loads. The TL segment offers expedited transportation, flatbed, tank container, and dedicated services, as well as TL brokerage services. This segment carries full loads directly from the customer to the destination using a closed van or specialized equipment. The Logistics segment provides asset-light logistics services, including brokerage, freight forwarding, and transportation management, as well as small package parcel delivery. As of December 31, 2021, the company had 13,384 tractors, 50,091 trailers, and 9,428 independent contractors. The company was formerly known as TransForce Inc. and changed its name to TFI International Inc. in December 2016. TFI International Inc. is headquartered in Saint-Laurent, Canada.
Singapore Post Limited (SGX: S08.SI) (OTC: SPSTY) (OTC: SPSTF)
Singapore Post Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in post and parcel, eCommerce logistics, and property businesses in Singapore, Japan, Europe, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Australia, and internationally. It operates through Post and Parcel, Logistics, and Property segments. The Post and Parcel segment offers services for collecting, sorting, transporting, and distributing domestic and international mail, as well as sells philatelic products. This segment also provides agency services, financial services, and parcel deliveries. The Logistics segment offers freight forwarding and eCommerce logistics solutions, which includes front-end related eCommerce solutions, warehousing, fulfilment, delivery, and other value-added services. The Property segment provides commercial property rental, and self-storage services. The company is also involved in the online sale of products; and provision of management and consultancy services to related entities, as well as integrated supply chain and distribution services, and logistics consulting services. In addition, it provides customs brokerage and freight forwarding services; and freight collections transshipments services. Additionally, the company provides online shopping platforms and services. The company was founded in 1819 and is headquartered in Singapore.
Delhivery Limited (NSE: DELHIVERY.NS)
Delhivery Limited provides supply chain solutions to e-commerce marketplaces, direct-to-consumer e-tailers, enterprises, FMCG, consumer durables, consumer electronics, lifestyle, retail, automotive and manufacturing industries in India. The company offers logistics services, including express parcel delivery, heavy goods delivery, part truckload freight, truckload freight, warehousing supply chain solutions, cross-border express, and freight services; supply chain software; and e-commerce return services, payment collection and processing, installation and assembly, and fraud detection services. It also provides shipping services, such as same-day/next-day delivery, time-defined/slot-based delivery, person specific/address specific delivery, and returns management services; special services, including product replacement/exchange, large/oversize order delivery, high-value product delivery, and HAZMAT/dangerous goods delivery services; and technology services, such as real-time monitoring and control, consignee address validation, fraud detection, flexible payment on delivery services. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in Gurugram, India.
Blue Dart Express Limited (NSE: BLUEDART.NS)
Blue Dart Express Limited provides courier and express services. It provides day-definite and time-definite delivery schedules across air and ground network under the Domestic Priority, Dart Apex, Dart Surfaceline, and Dart Plus names; door-to-door ground distribution service to approximately 35,000 locations for shipments weighing 10 kgs and above under the Dart Surfaceline name; and industry-specific services. The company also offers air freight services between the airports of Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Ahmedabad; air and ground express packaging services under the Smart Box name; wood-free palletized packaging; shipment for freight of 50kg, 75kg, or above 100kg; door-to-door express deliveries for documents and packages; international services; and temperature controlled logistics solutions, as well as operates domestic express airline charter. Its infrastructure includes a fleet of 6 Boeing 757-200 freighters with a capacity of approximately 500 tonnes per night; and a flotilla of approximately 12,000 vehicles and 2,347 facilities. The company was founded in 1983 and is based in Mumbai, India. Blue Dart Express Limited is a subsidiary of DHL Express (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
International Distributions Services plc (LSE: IDS.L) (OTC: ROYMY) (OTC: ROYMF)
International Distributions Services plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a universal postal service provider. The company offers parcels and letter delivery services under the Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide brands. It also provides services for the collection, sorting, and delivery of parcels and letters. In addition, the company operates ground-based parcel delivery networks in Europe that covers 40 countries and nation states. Further, it provides express parcel delivery and logistics services. Additionally, the company engages in property holdings and facilities management activities. It serves consumers, sole-traders, small and medium-sized enterprises, large businesses, retailers, and access operators. It operates in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, the United Kingdom, the United States, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Portugal. The company was formerly known as Royal Mail plc and changed its name to International Distributions Services plc in October 2022. International Distributions Services plc was founded in 1516 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.
This article provides a good starting point for anyone interested in learning more about investing in or trading package delivery and shipping stocks including United Parcel Service, Inc., FedEx Corp., Deutsche Post AG, and other internationally-recognized peers. By no means is this an exhaustive list of every single shipping and logistics stock around the world. Be sure to check out our stock and securities databases to find more.